My car broke down on the way from LA to SF and I got towed to a small town called Lebec. The mechanic there said I could leave the car there (didn't mention of any charge), and asked me to sign some paperwork. 20 days later, I decided to get the car towed for junk and now the mechanic tells me that they have a lien and that I need to pay over $1000 to get it released (45/day charge + processing fees). The car is worth only about $400 because it is not in working condition. Is there anyway I can either can this cost reduced or removed?